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I'm a writer by trade. And by passion. I'm a lover of food, friends, and all things Boston. I listen to music pretty much 24/7 and idolize Martha Stewart. I love my job(s), my life, and this city. Follow me on Twitter! @Susie

Archive: September 2009

i am not a twilight fan.

Seriously. I know I’m not a fan. But I scared myself a little bit the other day when I found myself passionately explaining to Chelsee the staying power of Robert Pattinson versus Zac Efron. A little too passionately I might add. I’m 26 years old, for goodness sake. Why am I caring about actors who mostly appeal to teenagers?

Well, it’s my job.

If you told me when I was going through the interview process for this job that I would be writing about Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and other Twilight celebrities on a daily basis, I would have turned and run the other way. Thank you very  much for your job offer but I am quite alright with my life the way it is. Vampire-free.

But nobody told me. And now? I have been dubbed the Twilight expert. Pretty funny really, considering I’ve never even opened one of the books. I’ve heard they’re horribly written with grammatical mistakes. And I just couldn’t bring myself to read them.

I watched the first movie in a moment of weakness. For work research purposes. You know how it is.

I watch all televised awards shows for a chance at getting a peek at a cast member. I know where they are at all times. And what they’re wearing. Again, for work research purposes.

My boyfriend teases me because every time he looks at my computer, something Twilight-related is on the screen. I work a lot.

I don’t find Robert Pattinson to be attractive. But Taylor Lautner’s a different story. Taylor Lautner, however, is 17 years old, which is so very wrong.

I probably know more about the Twilight cast than most hardcore fans do. This makes me both sad and proud at the same time.

I’m still debating whether or not I’ll see New Moon when it comes out in November. I really don’t want to. But, work research, you know.

Can you believe he’s only 17? Ugh.

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Just kidding. Really.

Disclaimer: I really do LOVE my job. And I took it mainly because I have free rein of writing the music, fashion, and shopping columns. And Twilight is just an extra perk.

So, yes, I am a Twilight expert. But that doesn’t mean I have to like it.

red sox shots.

I’m kind of obsessed right now… With my camera. It’s the new Nikon P90 I’ve been given to try out. I’ve been having fun experimenting with food photography over at We are not Martha and have seriously been loving it. But last week, I took it to a couple of Red Sox games and oh my goodness, this is amazing. First of all, at the first game we were sitting in the right field grandstands. We had friends sitting way over on the third base line. I took a picture of the crowd alll the way on the other side of Fenway. And? And I found them. Everyone was basically amazed. And then we all got freaked out that someone was watching us too. Because they could have been. I later showed our friends the picture and I think I sufficiently creeped them out. Love it.

Anyway, here’s a pretty photo of Jon Lester I took at the second game. Our seats weren’t really that great (grandstands), though there aren’t many horrible seats at Fenway. And the camera is just that awesome.

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Oh hey, David Ortiz, looking pretty fabulous today.

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Wind it up.

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Sweet Caroline :)

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Varitek is looking good. And actually has some pretty great plays.

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I know, I know. But I have always loved Gabe Kapler, so I was pretty happy to see him again. Plus, we won, so I’m allowed to say that.

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With my camera, I almost felt like I was in the dugout with them.

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The best part of a 5:00 game is that you get to see Fenway at all different times of the day. Afternoon:

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Evening:

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Night:

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I haven’t eaten a hotdog in 15 years. EXCEPT when I’m at Fenway Park. Is that weird? They just don’t appeal to me at any other time. But Fenway Franks are pretty amazing.

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Kevin Youkilis is my favorite Sox player (ever since my beloved Trot Nixon left), but sadly he only played at the first game I was at.

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But that didn’t stop me from wearing my shirt.

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Maybe you’re not overly impressed by my photographs, but trust me, for me these are amazing. I have photography issues and the new camera is helping me take pictures that look like an adult may have actually taken them.

Thank you Red Sox for winning both games and thank you Nikon for letting me capture some awesome memories. Woot!!

after the wedding.

OK, so my speech wasn’t quite what I claimed it would be in the last post. I actually wrote something of my own and managed to spit the words out without bawling like a little baby. I was shaking like a maniac, hands and voice, but I still got it out. And I actually have to say it wasn’t half bad. Some lovely guests even told me it was the best maid of honor speech they’ve ever heard. Whee! You have no idea how happy that makes me.

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I was pretty obsessed with the fact that the wedding weather was absolutely amazingly beautiful here in Boston. So pretty that we went to the Public Garden to do professional photos. It was crazy being part of the wedding party and have everyone stopping to stare and take their own photos of us! Plus, two duck tours drove by and quacked and yelled congratulations. And my sis and Adam took photos outside the ice cream truck at Arlington. I loved every minute of it.

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So, the wedding’s over and at first I thought I’d be all “What now?” But in a little more than a month I am going to have SO much going on, that I really appreciate this bit of piece and quiet. Plus it gives me an opportunity to seriously get on track with all my work stuff and maybe find a couple other projects to pursue.

Anyway, check out the rest of my 2009 schedule:

Mid-October I’m headed to Chicago! Only for 2 days and on a top-secret assignment. I think I’ll be able to share with you soon, but for now I’m mum. Let’s just say this might be one of the most interesting, coolest things I’ve ever done. And I cannot wait!

Early-November I’m going to San Francisco for the Foodbuzz Blogger Festival. Again, I’m SO excited for this. Especially since I’m missing out on BlogHer Food (boo hoo). I haven’t been to San Fran since second grade and even though I’ll only be there for 2 nights, I’m psyched.

I can only go to San Fran for 2 nights because the next week I’m taking the trip of my life. To Hawaii!! My sister and her new hubby will be there for 3 months working (right after their Aruba honeymoon…. tough life!), so naturally I’m visiting for 10 days. They’ll be on the big island (Hilo) but we’ll also be making a weekend getaway to Honolulu. Been before? Tips, advice, etc., do share!!

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I’m pretty obsessed with the rest of 2009, though it will leave me broke as a joke. I have a feeling it will be well-worth it. Now I’m off to continue my weekend of relaxing before heading to the Red Sox game tomorrow. It was supposed to be a nice afternoon game, but now that it’s a double-header, it’s at 5 instead. Ah well, it will still be a good one!